Eid al-Adha/Kurban bayramı is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the end of Hajj and the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when asked by God. The most practiced ritual of this holiday is slaughtering an animal to share with people experiencing poverty, family members, and neighbors.
Yet, quite a few Muslims choose not to eat meat as part of their diet or eat minimal amounts and might not want to slaughter an animal as part of their observance of the holiday. There are other ways that are just as valid!
In this online workshop and discussion, we will anchor ourselves in breath and embodiment practices as we explore alternative meanings and ways to commemorate this significant holiday that can be fulfilling personally and spiritually.
You will leave the workshop feeling more connected to yourself and more connected to your exploration of and walking in Islamic spirituality.
Pay what you can. Preparing for and marketing this workshop takes time, energy, and labor, so I’ll leave it up to you to decide how much it is worth to attend. Please give whatever feels suitable for those with low income or living in low-currency countries. If you make a comfortable income, I’d appreciate your financial support so I can continue to run these sorts of workshops.
The workshop is open to anyone who wants to explore and feel alternative ways of observing Eid al-Adha/Kurban bayramı.
This workshop is led by Dr. Rose Aslan, a walker on the way as a transformational life coach, educator, academic, writer, and breathwork facilitator. She runs Compassion Flow Coaching. She works with people to help them get unstuck in their lives, find a work-life balance, learn tools for embodiment, and bring more joy into their lives along with healthy boundaries and understanding of themselves.
After recognizing that she was in a state of constant burnout and imbalance, she decided to quit her job as an associate professor of Islamic and religious studies in California. She now resides in Istanbul with her 9-year-old son and two cats. She enjoys living a slow life full of rich experiences and intentional presence.
She is a certified life coach, breathwork teacher and received her Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MA in Arab and Islamic Civilizations from the American University in Cairo. She has written many academic publications but is now actively writing and vlogging from the heart on social media and elsewhere online.